Jason B. Ladd

Author | Apologist | Entrepreneur

The Cost of Inaction on the 4th of July

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(Excerpt from One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview) Sometimes the hardest trials are suffered by the ones you love most. The Pensacola beaches were something to dream about, but we were about to experience a nightmare.

Running Out of Worship

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I recently returned from the 2015 RZIM Summer Institute. Hosted by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, the event is a week-long submersion into a world of worship, academics, and Christian apologetics. I wasn’t supposed to be there. My wife’s due date was right in the middle of the conference, which was held in Atlanta. But our […]

Fighter Pilots and the Fundamentals of Basic Homeschool Maneuvering

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As a fighter pilot and father of five, I’ve had the privilege to watch my wife enlist into service as a homeschooling mom. I quickly learned that she would be engaged in combat far more than I ever would be as a fighter pilot. Every mom and dad brave enough to follow the calling of […]

Father’s Day: Revelation Through Prayer

Father's Day Revelation Through Prayer

I love my father. I am thankful for him today, as I am every day. A few years back, I captured that sentiment in a Father’s Day post titled “A Father’s Legacy: Memories From a Thankful Son.” But this Father’s Day, I want to tell you a story about another father, and the answer he gave to a […]

Joining the Disciples In Their Fear, Grief, and Joy

Tomorrow is my wife’s due date. We’ve named our baby Boone Shepherd, and he is the sixth child the Lord has entrusted to our care. With the arrival of Boone’s due date, I feel like one of Jesus’s disciples during his time on earth. Their lives developed a pattern of stages:

The Difficult Truth Series: People Don’t Change

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“People don’t change.” I hear that every so often, usually after someone’s feelings have been hurt. Sometimes I lean toward disagreement. “No,” I will say “people can change.” And off we go.

The Difficult Truth Series: You Didn’t Choose Him, He Chose You

After a rigorous evaluation of various worldviews, I have chosen to put my faith in Jesus Christ.” This is a natural line of thinking when a new believer begins his walk with the Lord. He is excited by the promise of new life following his decision for Christ—dare I say, proud. 

I’ll Have What He’s Having

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In the 1989 movie When Harry Met Sally, actress Meg Ryan gives one of the most memorable performances in the history of the romantic comedy. In an attempt to prove a point, Ryan launches into a climactic re-enactment of the sacred intersection of eros and agape. She does this in the middle of a fancy […]

Author’s Update For One of the Few

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Hello everyone. I just wanted to give you an update on the status of my upcoming book One of the Few. I also wanted to ask you to sign up for my early notification list. I’ll talk more about why you might want to do that below.

A Test of Faith: Saying Goodbye to Boone

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When I began this blog, I decided to focus on topics related to leadership, parenthood, and worldview development. My wife and I are currently experiencing our biggest parenting challenge yet. If you’ve ever had to say goodbye to a loved one, you will understand. Somewhat. I say somewhat because our situation brought us challenges we […]